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PERSONAL BATTLES WHERE IT WILL BE WON & LOST.

TERRY v TORRES: England's best defender against the world's best striker - if you accept Steven Gerrard's assessment.

The tie could depend on Terry's power and positional excellence against Torres' pace, guile and strength.

LAMPARD v GERRARD: Just who is England's best midfielder? Fabio Capello has found the key to the pair both playing in England's midfield and they will be hell-bent on proving who is top dog in this tie. Gerrard's recent form, leadership, drive and goalscoring gives him the edge, but Lampard links better with midfield colleagues and can be equally destructive in the box.

ANELKA v SKRTEL: Anelka's pace and clever attacking brain will test Skrtel. The Slovakia defender has done supremely well in the Premier League but occasionally is undone by genuine class - and Anelka has that..

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BIG PLAYERS Skippers John Terry and Steven Gerrard
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 8, 2009
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